Special Exhibits

New temporary exhibit featuring rarely displayed objects belonging to Lou and Herbert Hoover.


Collaborating Collectors: Herbert and Lou Hoover

May 18 - October 27, 2019

Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover traveled around the world several times. To the Hoovers, the artifacts of the ancient world conveyed significant information about the creativity, innovation and values of these cultures.

The Hoovers were collectors, during their many trips, both abroad and domestic, they began collecting many different things. Included in this exhibit are rarely displayed objects from these collections, including: Chinese blue and white porcelain pairs, Belgian Flour sacks, World War I paintings, pieces of Lou Hoover's jewelrey, and furniture.